University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Danielle E. Ramo, PhD

Danielle E. Ramo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Tobacco Control

Research Summary

Dr. Danielle Ramo is Associate Professor in Residence and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF. She directs the Research on Addictions and Digital Interventions lab (readi.ucsf.edu), and co-directs the Psychiatry Digital Health Core (http://psychdhc.ucsf.edu). Her research program focuses on using digital media to understand and address risky drug and alcohol use. Dr. Ramo has developed the Tobacco Status Project social media intervention to help young adults quit smoking, and is leading three clinical trials testing the efficacy of social media-mediated treatment to reduce substance use in young adults. Additional studies are examining patterns and toxicology of electronic-cigarette use in adolescents and tobacco and marijuana co-use in a changing policy landscape. Her research has demonstrated the high prevalence of tobacco and marijuana co-use, associations between co-use and smoking, and differences in motivation and thoughts about abstinence for the two substances in co-users. Her funding includes awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (K23, R34, R21), and the California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program (fellowship, High Impact Project awards).

Dedicated to teaching and mentoring, Dr. Ramo serves as program faculty for the NIDA-funded Substance Abuse Treatment and Services Research Training Program and the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UCSF School of Medicine. She also directs the smoking cessation curriculum for the UCSF Medical School.

Dr. Ramo serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Being Adept prevention intervention program (Beingadept.org), and regularly speaks to teens, parents, and school administrators throughout the Bay Area about adolescent substance abuse.

Dr. Ramo obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.

Education

Columbia University,    BA,    05/99,    Urban Studies, Econ.
Columbia University    Certificate,    12/01,    Psychology
San Diego State University,    MS,    05/05,    Clinical Psychology
UC San Diego/San Diego State Joint Program,    PhD,    06/08,    Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco    Fellowship,    06/09,    Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco    Fellowship,    06/12,    Substance Abuse
 


Professional Experience

  • 2001-2002
    Research Assistant, Columbia University/NY State Psychiatric Institute
  • 2002-2007
    Research Coordinator, UC San Diego
  • 2003-2005
    Teaching Assistant, UC San Diego
  • 2003-2005
    Co-advisor, Senior Honor’s Theses, Department of Psychology, UC San Deigo
  • 2005-2006
    Teaching Associate, San Diego State University
  • 2007-2009
    Psychology Fellow, Clinical Psychology Training Program, UC San Francisco
  • 2007-present
    Small Group Instructor, School of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2009-2012
    NIDA T32-funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
  • 2010-present
    Co-Leader, Leadership Seminar for Senior Trainees, Dept. of Psychiatry, UC San Francisco
  • 2012-present
    Assistant Professor, Adjunct Academic Senate Series, UC San Francisco
  • 2012-present
    Program Faculty, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UCSF
  • 2012-present
    Program Faculty, Treatment Research Center, UCSF

Honors & Awards


  • 1995-1999
    Dean's List, Columbia University, each year
  • 2003-2006
    University of California Travel Award, each year
  • 2003-2006
    San Diego State University Student Travel Award, each year
  • 2003-2005
    Research Society on Alcoholism Student Merit Award, each year
  • 2005
    American Psychological Society Convention Travel Assistance
  • 2006
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence Early Career Investigator Award
  • 2007
    NIDA Early Career Investigator Poster Session Travel Award to APA
  • 2009
    NIDA Addiction Health Services Research New Investigator Travel Award
  • 2011, 2012
    NIDA Director's Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • 2012
    Research Society on Alcoholism Early Career Investigator Travel Award

Selected Publications

  1. Greer S, Ramo D, Chang YJ, Fu M, Moskowitz J, Haritatos J. Use of the Chatbot "Vivibot" to Deliver Positive Psychology Skills and Promote Well-Being Among Young People After Cancer Treatment: Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Oct 31; 7(10):e15018.
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  2. Meacham MC, Lang OS, Zhao M, Yang CC, Thrul J, Ramo DE. Connectedness based on Shared Engagement Predicts Remote Biochemically Verified Quit Status within Smoking Cessation Treatment Groups on Facebook. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Oct 09.
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  3. Vogel EA, Ramo DE. Smoking cessation, metabolic risk behaviors, and stress management over time in a sample of young adult smokers. Transl Behav Med. 2019 Oct 09.
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  4. Vogel EA, Ramo DE, Meacham MC, Prochaska JJ, Delucchi KL, Humfleet GL. The Put It Out Project (POP) Facebook Intervention for Young Sexual and Gender Minority Smokers: Outcomes of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Sep 28.
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  5. Meacham MC, Roh S, Chang JS, Ramo DE. Frequently asked questions about dabbing concentrates in online cannabis community discussion forums. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Aug 07; 74:11-17.
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  6. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Vogel EA, Delucchi K, Prochaska JJ. Multiple Health Risk Behaviors in Young Adult Smokers: Stages of Change and Stability over Time. Ann Behav Med. 2019 Jun 03.
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  7. Vogel EA, Prochaska JJ, Ramo DE, Andres J, Rubinstein ML. Adolescents' E-Cigarette Use: Increases in Frequency, Dependence, and Nicotine Exposure Over 12 Months. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Jun; 64(6):770-775.
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  8. Apollonio DE, Spetz J, Schmidt L, Jacobs L, Kaur M, Ramo D. Prevalence and Correlates of Simultaneous and Separate 30-Day Use of Tobacco and Cannabis: Results from the California Adult Tobacco Survey. Subst Use Misuse. 2019; 54(10):1627-1632.
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  9. Ramo DE, Meacham MC, Kaur M, Corpuz ES, Prochaska JJ, Satre DD. Development of a social media-based intervention targeting tobacco use and heavy episodic drinking in young adults. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 Apr 01; 14(1):14.
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  10. Vogel EA, Humfleet GL, Meacham M, Prochaska JJ, Ramo DE. Sexual and gender minority young adults' smoking characteristics: Assessing differences by sexual orientation and gender identity. Addict Behav. 2019 Aug; 95:98-102.
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  11. Vogel EA, Belohlavek A, Prochaska JJ, Ramo DE. Development and acceptability testing of a Facebook smoking cessation intervention for sexual and gender minority young adults. Internet Interv. 2019 Mar; 15:87-92.
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  12. McQuoid J, Thrul J, Ozer E, Ramo D, Ling PM. Tobacco use in the sexual borderlands: The smoking contexts and practices of bisexual young adults. Health Place. 2019 Jul; 58:102069.
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  13. Ramo DE, Meacham M, Thrul J, Belohlavek A, Sarkar U, Humfleet G. Exploring Identities and Preferences for Intervention Among LGBTQ+ Young Adult Smokers Through Online Focus Groups. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Mar; 64(3):390-397.
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  14. Vogel EA, Thrul J, Humfleet GL, Delucchi KL, Ramo DE. Smoking cessation intervention trial outcomes for sexual and gender minority young adults. Health Psychol. 2019 Jan; 38(1):12-20.
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  15. Satre DD, Borsari B, Tompkins DA, Ramo D. Psychiatric Disorders and Comorbid Cannabis Use: When Should We Be Concerned and What Can We Do About It? J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 09 11; 79(6).
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  16. McKelvey K, Ramo D. Conversation Within a Facebook Smoking Cessation Intervention Trial For Young Adults (Tobacco Status Project): Qualitative Analysis. JMIR Form Res. 2018 Sep 04; 2(2):e11138.
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  17. Nguyen N, McQuoid J, Ramo D, Holmes LM, Ling PM, Thrul J. Real-time predictors of smoking among sexual minority and heterosexual young adults: An ecological momentary assessment study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 11 01; 192:51-58.
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  18. Vogel EA, Rubinstein ML, Prochaska JJ, Ramo DE. Associations between marijuana use and tobacco cessation outcomes in young adults. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 11; 94:69-73.
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  19. Lewis JD, Fane KE, Ingraham AM, Khan A, Mills AM, Pitt SC, Ramo D, Wu RI, Pollart SM. Expanding Opportunities for Professional Development: Utilization of Twitter by Early Career Women in Academic Medicine and Science. JMIR Med Educ. 2018 Jul 23; 4(2):e11140.
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  20. Bahorik AL, Sterling SA, Campbell CI, Weisner C, Ramo D, Satre DD. Medical and non-medical marijuana use in depression: Longitudinal associations with suicidal ideation, everyday functioning, and psychiatry service utilization. J Affect Disord. 2018 12 01; 241:8-14.
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